Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
leaders in tunisia and in egypt. in tunisia, the foreign minister was here in gaza today. hamas is an offshoot of the muslim brotherhood. the egyptian president is now from the muslim brotherhood. the prime minister is from the muslim brotherhood. hamas is counting on this arab solidarity, this new playing field to significantly change the balance of power between the hamas militants, who clearly don't have the kind of weapons that israel has, but they think now that they will have broader political support, not from just the new arab governments, but also from the newly empowered arab street. >> how nervous is this making the united states, though? given the arab spring, given that tenuous support for pease by the muslim brotherhood, is israel being encouraged to show restraint in this case? >> reporter: i think the united states is asking all parties to show restraint. the president, according to reports, has spoken with mohamed morsi. he's spoken to the israelis. it's in israel's interest. it's in egypt's interest. it's in the united states' interest to tamp this down. it is
Nov 15, 2012 6:00pm EST
is necessary. to defend our people. >> reporter: meanwhile on the diplomatic front, egypt continues to try to negotiate a truce between palestinian militant factions and israel. so far, that has not succeeded. but on friday egypt's prime minister is expected to make an unprecedented visit to the gaza strip. he's coming here with the hopes of perhaps mediating that truce. nonetheless, it is going to present a very interesting dilemma for the israelis, knowing a high-ranking egyptian is in gaza while they're trying to carry out this military operation. nbc news, gaza city, gaza. >>> there is new video from new york's port authority which shows the moments when storm water surged into the subway system there at the height of that superstorm sandy. the scope of the storm was unprecedented for some parts of the city, including its 108-year-old subway system. today president obama got his first up-close look at the damage in new york. he pledged to help. the game plan for recovery and promised to keep visiting until the damage is fixed. >>> we're learning more about the fbi raid that landed a te
Nov 14, 2012 6:00pm EST
. >>> the ancient resting place of an egyptian princess has been uncovered in egypt. archaeologists say they have unearthed a cemetery 4,500 years old. it is in an area south of cairo. the tomb indicates she was the daughter of the king. it's surrounded by the burial sites from high officials from the fifth dynasty. the scientists say all of the monuments belong to some very powerful families there. and the scientists say they hope to find more tombs in the area. the discovery comes just weeks after the egyptian government reopened a pyramid and some tombs that had been closed for ten years for restoration there. >> wow. >> amazing. >> that is. >>> that's our broadcast for now. "nightly news" is up next.